Why Immigration?

My story with American Immigration Law did not start when I started practicing law in 2016. It did not start when I translated for an Iraqi client applying for asylum in the Immigration Clinic [...]

Jawad Shah v State Farm

Introduction The purpose of the memorandum is to help better breakdown the rulings and holdings of the most recent Court of Appeals decision rendered on May 9, 2018 in Jawad A. Shah et al v [...]

Faster, Leaner Nonprofits

How to become a tax-exempt nonprofit organization with the IRS? A nonprofit organization is an entity that is established to advance a social cause or further a charitable purpose. The major difference between nonprofit organizations [...]

The Nature of Nonprofits

Nonprofits can be organizations that serve the public at-large or more specifically provide benefit exclusively to their members. Thus, state statutory provisions have been tailored by their respective legislators to provide distinct requirements for the [...]

Corrections and Rehabilitation

Many of my clients are young African American males whom range from the ages of 18-28. Most of these young men do not have high school diplomas and are unemployed. The NAACP reports that almost [...]

Corporate Advantage

Is there an advantage to being a nonprofit organization? Nonprofit organizations definitely enjoy certain benefits that are distinct from for-profit entities, that could be inviting to those interested and qualified to become nonprofit. As an [...]

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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Practical Guide When facing a legal dispute, do you really have to go to court? Believe it or not, courts actually prefer when parties to a conflict or dispute use alternative methods [...]

CBP Seizure of Personal Property

Many of our clients travel to and from the United States. Customs and Border Patrol seized the individual property of one of our clients who was carrying over $10k in funds on their person during [...]

Supreme Court Decision on DAPA 2016

What does the Supreme Court’s Decision on DAPA mean for Michigan Residents? In November 2014, President Barack Obama announced his administration’s plan for Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), a program that would defer [...]

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The Department of Labor and Employers

After two years of diligent work and negotiations, the Department of Labor recently announced its final rule to adjust overtime rules. Championed by President Obama, the revised rules are projected to impact four million Americans. [...]